Goddards, York, North Yorkshire

Inspirational one acre garden widely recognised as one of Britain’s finest small gardens.

Goddards, York, North Yorkshire

Visit the gardens of the former home of the Terry family, part of York’s chocolate heritage.

The factory clock can be seen across the racecourse from the paddock orchard, one of a series of garden rooms, hidden away on the edge of the city. Discover the five-acre garden with herbaceous borders, fragrant garden and sunny terrace overlooking the lawns and formal pond. With a rock garden and wildlife pond, glasshouse, and small kitchen garden, it’s not hard to imagine building a home here for a growing family. The house is used as a regional office for the National Trust and not open to visitors, however simple refreshments can be taken away or bring a picnic and relax on the lawn.


Features & Accessibility

  • Tea Room
  • Dogs welcome on leads (grounds only)

  • Facilities for wheelchair users & those with limited mobility


Things to do

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27 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1GG


Opening times

3rd March – 30th October,
Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm.


On Tadcaster Road next to York Racecourse and near the Marriot Hotel. Accessible parking only, nearest parking on nearby Knavesmire road (off A1036).

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